Trade and markets
 

Detail

Area
Kenya
Commodity Group
Rice
Commodity
All
Date
19/01/2018
Policy Category
Production
Policy Instrument
Budgetary allocations, production support
Description
Announced that it aimed to achieve self-sufficiency in rice, maize and potatoes, among other products, under its Big Four economic agenda. In the case of rice, the aim would be to boost local output to 400 000 tonnes by 2022. Interventions to this end would include bringing 700 000 acres (283 300 ha) of idle land into cultivation of maize, rice, potatoes, cotton and other crops under public-private partnerships, expanding irrigation coverage, reducing post-harvest losses and enhancing smallholder access to basic inputs and credit through warehouse receipts and the commodity fund. Among other measures, public-private partnerships would also be sought to enhance the Strategic Food Reserve and crop insurance against natural disasters upscaled.